Schools and Groups

Education at Drayton

Education at Drayton

Mission Statement

To deliver an outstanding programme of education for all our visiting school groups and zoo guests, which promotes enjoyment, achievement and active learning.

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About our Department

Drayton Manor is more than just a great day out. We are also a giant science experiment, a diverse business case study, a rollercoaster resource, and an exciting dinosaur discovery!

We are passionate about education and have been committed to offering exciting, interactive sessions for visiting school groups for almost 10 years. Our engaging lessons cover a wide range of topics from biology, conservation and physics, to ICT, business and ride design, all in accordance with the National Curriculum.

We strive to ensure our education is hands on, with interactive tasks and pupil-led discussions to promote active learning and enjoyment.

Education sessions are available all year round, even when the main theme park is closed. Please navigate the education pages to see what is available.

All of our workshops are now available for groups of home educated pupils. Please contact the education department for more details.

Education Staff

Jessica West, Education Manager- BA Hons, Secondary PGCE, worked for Drayton Manor since 2011

Gemma Hilton-Tapp, Education Officer - BSc Hons, Primary PGCE, worked for Drayton Manor since 2012

Outreach

DMP understands how difficult it can be to organise a school trip and so to help a selection of our talks can be delivered as outreach to your school or venue. Please note we may not be able to offer this during education's peak time. For more details of what we offer and prices please contact our education department.

Education Survey

Please click here to complete our online education survey for a chance to win a family pass to the theme park!

Contact Details

In order to book a workshop to accompany your visit please contact the education department using the details below:

Education Officer

Discovery Centre

Drayton Manor Theme Park  

Tamworth 

Staffordshire 

B78 3TW 

Telephone: 01827252436 (Education talk booking/Enquiries only) 

Email: education@draytonmanor.co.uk

If you DO NOT wish to have an education session, please contact our call centre to book your theme park tickets on 0844 472 1960.

 

Prices

Prices

Please see below for a list of prices. 

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Education Workshop Prices Price Further Information 

1 hour Education Workshop (35 pupils or less)

£40.00 Per session

2 hour Education Workshop (35 pupils or less)

£80.00 Per session

30 min Animal Encounter (35 pupils or less)

£36.00 Per session
Education activity day (Nov - March only) (min 12 pupils, max 35 pupils per class) 

£350.00

£665.00

£975.00

 1 class

 2 classes

 3 classes

Powerpoint £15.00  
Resources (digital) £5.00  
Creation of a brand new session  £40.00  
Large groups

If you have over our capacity of pupils in your visiting group, and would like to accommodate them all in one workshop, please enquire with an education officer as we may be able to accommodate you. Additional charges will apply and the workshop may have to be altered slightly.

Outreach Price Further Information

Half day (up to 2 x1hr talks) (session restrictions may apply)

£150.00 Total

Full day (up to 4 x1hr talks) (session restrictions may apply)

£270.00 Total
Travel: within 7 miles from Drayton Manor  Free  
Travel: up to 15 miles of Drayton Manor  £10.00  
Travel: up to 20 miles of Drayton Manor  £15.00  
Travel: up to 25 miles of Drayton Manor           £20.00  

 

Park Tickets Price Further Information
Park entry (off peak) £12.50 Per pupil
Park entry (July) £14.50 Per pupil
Teacher free ratio 1 in 5 for primary, 1 in 10 for secondary  
Additional school staff £18.50 Per adult 

 

For theme park tickets without an education workshop please telephone our call centre to book on 0844 472 1960.

For theme park tickets with an education workshop, please email education@draytonmanor.co.uk

Payment Details: 

Payment for your booking will be due at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit.

If this payment is not received on time, then you may lose your visit date to another school under periods of high demand.

Workshops

Workshops

See below for more information about our amazing workshops! 

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Education Activity Days

Education Activity Days

Join in the fun during our exclusive out-of-season education days, which are available between November-March only.

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These days will run from approximately 10.30 – 3.00pm and will be a selection from the following activities:

  • 1 education workshop per class
  • A guided zoo tour
  • Enrichment making for the animals
  • Dino Trail activities
  • Animal encounter
  • Theme park detectives activities
  • Sketching the rides
  • Ride safety check demonstrations (only available on selected dates, max group size applies)
  • Up to 2 small attractions may be opened (only available on selected dates)

Please note that all other rides and attractions will be closed on the day of your visit, and NO shops or cafes will be operational.

There may also be large vehicles moving around the park.

Please see the price list or enquire for more details by emailing education@draytonmanor.co.uk

Discover Drayton Newsletter

Discover Drayton Newsletter

Check out our free Discover Drayton Newsletter! 

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Click the links below to download your free copy of our discover drayton newsletter: 

Issue 1 - January 2014

Issue 2 - April 2014

Issue 3 - August 2014 


 

Resources

Resources

See below for downloadable information. 

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Please click the links below to view further information: 

Education Information Pack

Booking Form

Conditions of visit

Education Risk Assessment 

 

If you would like further information regarding Education here at Drayton Manor and to request Teacher Notes please email education@draytonmanor.co.uk we're happy to help! 

Education Events

Education Events

See below for upcoming events! 

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NEC Education Show

The Education Show at Birmingham NEC. DMP's education team attend this annual event in March. Please see the NEC website for more up to date details. We hope to see you there!

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OPEN DAY

Sunday 28th September.

This event typically includes: 9:30am arrival, 10.00am Presentation starts. Come and take a look at what Drayton Manor’s Education Department can offer you in terms of education talks/workshops and packages by attending our Education Department Open Day. In order to register your interest in this event, please contact the education team on education@draytonmanor.co.uk

Groups

Groups

Drayton Manor is the favourite day out for groups of all sizes – and our theme park group deals are great value for money.

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12 or more people in one vehicle with one free organiser per group (12 or more must be booked at full price)

Group Bookings include:

Free entry for one organiser per coach/mini bus.
Free parking for coaches/mini buses.
Free entry for the registered PSV licenced driver along with a free meal voucher (only one per vehicle).
Free familiarisation visit (max 2 per year) for organisers.

Saturday 29th March - 2nd November 2014

GROUP PRICES - INCLUDING ADMISSION AND RIDES
Group prices including admission and rides Unbooked Booked

Adult (12-59 years) (session restrictions may apply)

£36.00 £18.50

Child (4-11 years) (session restrictions may apply)

£27.00 £18.50
Toddler (2-3 years)  £5.00 £5.00
Grandee (60+ years)  £27.00 £18.50
Disabled Visitor and Carer (each)  £22.00 £18.50
Under 2 years  FREE FREE
Coach/Mini Bus parking           FREE FREE

To book please call 0844 472 1950

Please note:

  • Prices include VAT @ 20% which is paid directly to the Government.
  • No child or children under the age of 12 will be admitted to the park unless they are accompanied by a paying adult who is over 18 years of age.
  • We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Delta & Maestro. We do NOT accept personal cheques. We accept cheques only from councils or council funded organisations.
  • Tickets are non-refundable. Selected tickets are transferable, however this will incur a £5.00 administration fee. (Subject to availablility.)
  • We do not accept electron visa online or through our call centre but we do on the day.
  • Vouchers cannot be redeemed against online sales.